Showing posts from February 3, 2015

Read-Only HMIS Licenses

Good news!  Read-Only licenses are now available!   Please print, execute, and mail the HMIS End User Agreement from our site and mail back to our office at the address on the footer of the form.  Unfortunately, we may not accept emailed/scanned/photo-copied/faxed copies.  HMIS monitoring regulations require we have the original signed copies on file. Once we receive your fully-executed agreement, you will be able to perform the following tasks below.  Current HMIS users at your agency should be able to assist you with navigation, and Team HMIS is always available for assistance.                                                    look-up clients view demographics + assessments view contact information view case managers view case notes view service history view shelter stays view households view attachments view incidents view program entry/exits    run basic reports call records clients served daily unit entry/exit referrals service tra

Q&As on FY16 funding request for Homeless Programs

View the 20 page document that summarizes the future FY16 funding request for the COC Program and the ESG program .  It also provides national data in the form of charts and graphs as well as the results of studies showing how and why these programs work to reduce homelessness. We are so used to evaluating the progress solely on the COC we working in that we rarely spend time to look at the big picture nationally. If you ever wondered about the AHAR report, the data contained in the attached uses that as a resource. Ann M. Schenning Senior CPD Representative U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

President Obama's FY 2016 Budget Proposal Would Reduce Homelessness

February 3, 2015      ISSUES   |   POLICY   |   SOLUTIONS   |   NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro Spotlight On... President Obama's FY 2016 Budget Proposal Would Reduce Homelessness President Obama yesterday day laid out plans in his budget proposal to Congress for fiscal year (FY) 2016 that would significantly reduce homelessness among veterans, families, and chronically homeless people and restore housing vouchers that were lost under sequestration. Included in the Administration's FY 2016 budget are three proposed spending measures that would provide substantial new resources for communities to end homelessness. An increase of $345 million in funding for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homeless assistance programs that would ensure communities maintain their current capacity to respond to homelessness, as well fund new projects to move additional

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes Image Credit: Shawn Collins/Flickr April 25, 2014 8:05 AM Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools. Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the New York Times on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants. The upshot is that Google values the skills and experiences that candidates get in college, but a degree doesn’t tell them much about talent or grit. You don’t need a college degree to be talented “When you look at people who don’t go to school and make their way in the world, those are exceptional human beings. And we should do everything we can to find those people,” Bock said. Many businesses “require” a college degree; at Google, the word “college” isn’t even its official guide to hiring. With the rise of self-paced college cou